Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sewing Skills.





(Eleonore Bridge)

My mum has this beautiful vintage Singer sewing machine which I have been eyeing up for years. It's been in the family a couple of generations and  I cannot wait till we are set up in a nice big home where I can set that little beauty up in.

Which has really got me thinking of learning some sewing skills again. I've had very minimal practice with sewing (eventhough I have a really nice sewing machine) but would love to learn how to do simple things like take in my own dresses, or add a pocket, or change a collar. Does anyone have any experience with sewing? How did you get started? Any good projects for beginners?

Watch this space. I am making it a goal to start some little sewing projects before the end of the year, so any advise would be awesome!

9 comments:

  1. This photos are so lovely, something quite calm about them :)

    milkandlotsofsugar.blogspot.com

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  2. We should have a sewing crafternoon together sometime! Though my experience is very limited too! Trial and error I say :)

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  3. I did an eight week beginners course with a local charity and it gave me the confidence to read a few books and look at a few sites and buy a few patterns and just... try! It really is easier than it seems. Good luck!

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  4. charming photos and lovely machine, can't wait to see what make
    xo
    Annalee
    www.ramblingsofagypsynomad.com

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  5. beautiful machine, is like a piece of art

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  6. That machine is really beautiful and it's in such great condition.

    It's funny you should mention this. I have just started Red Velvet's DIY Dress Up E-Course. I am enjoying it so far but I have only completed the first project so I will see how I go by the end.

    http://shopredvelvet.com/collections/e-course/products/d-i-y-dress-up-e-course

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  7. Hi there!

    Wow i love your photos! <3 I have 3 vintage sewing machines and i love them, they dont work but they are perfect:p

    We just started a blog and we have a day dedicated to photography, it will make us beyond happy if you could stop by and tell us what you think, we love your blog!

    Hope you have a great day full of vintage love and cookies(;

    Carmila Ponycat (pony-cat.blogspot.com)

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  8. I've been sewing and altering ever since I started buying cloths in the lady's section instead of the kid's section. Most of what I know I learned from trial and error :/ My advice, don't be afraid to dive in and experiment!! Love your blog by the way!!

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